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How Do I Update The Root Hints Data File for BIND Named Server?

Q. My local nameserver root zone file is outdated. It has no information about IPv6 and recently changed root server IP address. How do I update my root hints data file under Debian and Red Hat Bind 9 server?
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I'm using CentOS Linux server version 5.x/6.x+. How do I configure a system so that the DNS resolver will append search path extensions to hostnames that have dots in them? For example, my domain name is test.com. when I query for mail hostname it should append .test.com and return the IP address of mail.test.com hostname.
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